Thrive is a fully funded specialist start up incubation programme supporting health, wellbeing and lifescience innovators, and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into a sustainable business.
Based at The Glass Box in the heart of Huddersfield you will get direct access to a range of fully funded support from specially selected partner organisations who will share their expertise, knowledge and skills to accelerate your growth potential.
Support includes a 6-month collaborative-learning workshop and masterclass programme delivered by subject experts, with cohorts commencing April 2024 and October 2024. The programme covers business planning, models and management; customer profiling; developing your health and wellbeing product or service; the healthcare landscape; marketing and branding; finance and funding; investment and funding readiness.
Along with these workshops Thrive support provides:
*The range of support you receive will be dependent on your joining date
Starting on April 24 the programme is now open for expressions of interest. Individuals and existing businesses (including alternative business models) can apply.
If you answered yes to all the above, then Thrive could be right for you.
If you’d like a preliminary conversation with one of our team, please email [email protected]
Quote ‘Thrive enquiry’ and provide your name and telephone number.
Please complete all sections of the application form as fully as you can. This will help us to understand more about you and your business or business idea.
Apply to join the Thrive programme
If you are interested in starting the programme in April 2024 please submit your application by 15th March 2024. Late applications may be considered.
Step 1 Your application will be reviewed by the Thrive team
Step 2 Thrive will contact you to arrange an interview, either in person or virtually, to discuss the programme and your business idea, or to explain why we don’t feel you would be the right fit for Thrive at this time
Step 3 If it’s agreed that Thrive is right for you, we will confirm the next steps including workspace and welcome arrangements.
Thrive is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.
For more information visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)